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My knee cap is floating since i sprained my knee. Most of the swelling is gone, but some remains?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can last a long time

Pain and swelling may last a long time following any injury.
Have it evaluated by you orthopedist and get the appropriate treatment to avoid future complications.

In brief: Can last a long time

Pain and swelling may last a long time following any injury.
Have it evaluated by you orthopedist and get the appropriate treatment to avoid future complications.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can last awhile

Ice elevation and rest and see an orthopedic surgeon to make sure there is not another cause and that there isproper healing to avoid complications.

In brief: Can last awhile

Ice elevation and rest and see an orthopedic surgeon to make sure there is not another cause and that there isproper healing to avoid complications.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See ORS

Not sure the severity of your knee sprain w/o more history or a physical exam.If u had signifigant swelling and it is now reduced and u feel like your kneecap is "floating" it sounds like u still have an effusion( ( joint fluid) and may have sustained a serious knee injury.
( acl , meniscus tear, patellar dislocation w/ loose body, etc.)see a board certified orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: See ORS

Not sure the severity of your knee sprain w/o more history or a physical exam.If u had signifigant swelling and it is now reduced and u feel like your kneecap is "floating" it sounds like u still have an effusion( ( joint fluid) and may have sustained a serious knee injury.
( acl , meniscus tear, patellar dislocation w/ loose body, etc.)see a board certified orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!
Dr. David Trettin
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